“3D” Series Continues with Slate of Spring Events
Jan. 16, 2015
Throughout the spring 2015 semester, the Illinois Wesleyan community will have the
opportunity to address diversity, dignity and dialogue with a series of new events.
Launched in fall 2014, 3D: Diversity, Dignity and Dialogue programs focus on human rights, gender roles and race issues, among other topics.
The Jan. 29 event will feature several guest speakers addressing “The Personal and
Professional Identity Collision.” Speakers include: Bloomington High School teacher
Suzie Hutton ’90, ISU Associate Dean of Students Rick Lewis, ISU Coordinator of Civic
Engagement Catherine Poffenbarger, attorney Jessie Padilla and LIFE Center for Independent
Living’s Disability Rights Advocate Rickielee Benecke. This event is co-sponsored
by the Hart Career Center as a part of its Alumni Speaker Series.
Additional upcoming 3D events will include: a performance by transgender spoken word
performer Athens Boys Choir; an “America Behind the Color Line” event; a presentation
by Professor of History Tom Lutze on the Civil Rights Movement; a women’s panel; and
University Librarian and Professor Karen Schmidt’s discussion on self-censorship and
implications for diversity.
Campus partners collaborating on upcoming 3D series events include the Office of Residential
Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Activities and Leadership
Programs, Office of University Chaplain and the student groups Feminism: Equality
Matters and IWU Pride Alliance. Many 3D topics will tie in with Illinois Wesleyan’s
2014-2015 theme: Walls and Bridges, which invites the examination of the relations of power and people.
By Tia Patsavas ’16